TITLE

A for effort. Or for showing up

AUTHOR(S)
Leo, John
PUB. DATE
October 1993
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;10/18/93, Vol. 115 Issue 15, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses how grade inflation has risen as college tuition has climbed. The lack of C grades given out; Percent of undergraduate grades at Harvard that were B minus or higher for 1992; The avalanche of students graduating with honors; How market forces are playing a role; Current campus climate that makes professors reluctant to challenge grade inflation; How this is showing up in high schools.
ACCESSION #
9310127703

 

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